“Hello there, handsome…”
Beneath their beautiful, flashing facade some female fireflies are ruthless predators.
What goes in must come out.
Sugiura & Sato, Kobe University
Meet the brawny bug with a concoction so caustic it'll make a toad vomit.
Interactions between sharks and humans happen in a variety of places. That means reducing conflict needs different interventions.
White sharks’ ability to stay warm in cold water makes them efficient long-range hunters.
Fatal shark bites are very rare. But the stats do suggest that the likelihood of an attack proving fatal is higher in Australia - probably because our waters are home to the "big three" dangerous species.
A tank can give a good idea of what will happen out in the wild.
A new study suggests the benefits of a boost to marine plant growth from increased carbon dioxide will be cancelled out by the increased stress to fish species.
Just what the doctor ordered - more cane toads.
It sounds weird, but releasing small cane toads ahead of the main invasion front can help predators learn to avoid the biggest, most toxic ones. Here's exactly how it works.
Feral cats are a major driver of global biodiversity loss, contributing to 26% of bird, mammal and reptile extinctions.
Cats, rats, foxes and other mammal predators have been implicated in 60% of the world's animals extinctions.
The ‘Musketeers’ pictured here were stars of a recent National Geographic documentary.
Ongoing drought means increased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia.
Fleas get a free ride - and there’s not much in it for the dog.
Do you know your parasites from your gut commensals? Read this and you will.
Predators like the cougar can spread seeds from consuming birds which eat the seeds.
Carnivorous predators play an important, and until now unknown, role in preserving plant populations in the territories they inhabit.
Smoky, almost irreverent.
To understand why insects sting and why the stings of such tiny animals hurt so much, we first needed a way to measure the pain they cause. So I created a sting pain index.
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Predators aren't living the easy life – most hunts are unsuccessful.
Did someone say Frosties?
It is one of the most controversial questions in nature. Now a group of British researchers have shed light on the answer.
Antechinus on branch. If a predator appears, there aren’t many places to run.
The decisions an animal makes when escaping a predator can mean the difference between life or death.
Bats have adapted new hunting techniques in their pursuit of moths who in turn have developed defensive strategies.
Bats have developed special attack mechanisms for hunting moths, and moths have responded by developing defence mechanisms to avoid being eaten.
Trying to smell like coral, and not like lunch.
The animal kingdom is full of incredible examples of camouflage, with animals resembling objects found in their environment such as sticks or leaves, or displaying colour patterns that permit them to blend…
A feral cat in the bush.
During a speech in Parliament on October 17 1996 — 18 years ago today — then Liberal MP Richard Evans called for the “total eradication of domestic and feral cats from the Australian mainland and offshore…
Man-made noise, such as sound from passing ships, has affected the ability of eels to respond to predators. University of…
American wolves show us how important large predators are for conservation.
We know that introduced predators such as foxes and cats are one of the greatest threats to Australia’s wildlife, but what is the best way to control them? Many Australian ecologists argue dingoes are…
Invading cuckoo birds may actually help their hosts survive, due to their unique method of deterring predators. Long thought…